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December 19, 2012

Roundup: Our Guide To End-Of-The-World Festivities In And Around Philadelphia This Friday, December 21

Whether or not you believe the Mayan calendar — which, in fact, if you visit the Penn Museum exhibition, did not actually predict the demise of the world on December 21, 2012 despite popular belief — Philadelphia is offering up plenty of events to celebrate this superstitious evening. And if you’re a believer? Bars, restaurants [...]

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December 13, 2012

Count Down To The End Of The World With The Young Friends Of The Penn Museum At “Maya 2012: The Final Countdown,” December 21: DJ, Food, Drinks, Acrobatics And More

If the Mayans are right, it is all going to end on 12/21/12. And since there is little you can do about the end of the world — you’re no Will Smith, after all — why not go out in style (Maya style) at the Penn Museum? The Young Friends of the Penn Museum are [...]

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August 13, 2012

The Penn Museum’s Pepper Mill Cafe Serving Food Inspired By Its Maya. 2012 Exhibition, On View Now Through January 13

In conjunction with its marquee Maya. 2012 exhibition, the Penn Museum invites guests to take a culinary journey into the ancient Mayan civilization. The museum’s Pepper Mill Café offers two or three select Maya. 2012-related food items Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can expect an expanded Maya. 2012 menu featuring [...]

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July 24, 2012

Reminder: The “P.M. @ Penn Museum” Outdoor Concert Series Continues Through August 29

One of the best ways to enjoy Philadelphia in the summer is to take in an outdoor concert, and the Penn Museum’s PM @ Penn Museum series in the garden is a perfect start. Wednesdays through August 29 from 5-8 p.m. sees a fun outdoor concert series that features a wide variety of genres from bossa nova beats to funk fusion. Admission is just $5, and includes entry to explore the museum’s galleries, open late specially until 8 p.m. And $15.50 per person gets you a chance to tour Maya 2012: Lords of Time, typically $22.50. [PM @ Penn Museum]

June 11, 2012

“P.M. @ Penn Museum” Weekly Summer Night Concert Series Returns Wednesday, June 20

Starting Wednesday, June 20, the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in University City strikes up their third annual P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights, a weekly outdoor concert series to last through the end of August. Featuring a mix of international music styles displaying sounds of Brazil’s popular bossa nova beats, funk fusion and [...]

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May 4, 2012

Celebrate The Grand Opening Of Maya.2012: Lords Of Time At The Penn Museum May 4-6 With Archeology Lectures, Craft Workshops And More

The Penn Museum is going all-out for the opening of its newest exhibition: Maya.2012: Lords of Time. The ground-breaking exhibit offers an unprecedented look deep into Mayan culture, beginning with its complex calendar and featuring priceless artifacts, testimonials and more. In honor of Maya.2012, the museum is being taken over for the weekend by Maya-inspired [...]

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May 1, 2012

Famous Maya Monument To Be Re-Imagined In Sand Outside 30th Street Station In Honor Of The Penn Museum’s Maya.2012 Exhibition

UPDATE: We just received word that the sculpture project has been halted. After the sand arrived, concerns developed because the sculpture was being created on a PennDOT bridge structure. In honor of the world premiere opening of MAYA 2012: Lords of Time, the Penn Museum, in partnership with the University City District, has invited California [...]

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April 20, 2012

Maya.2012: Lords Of Time, A World Premiere Exhibition, Brings Rare Mayan Artifacts To The Penn Museum Beginning May 5

It’s 2012 — that must mean the world is ending! Well, not exactly. It turns out that there’s a lot of nuance to the oft-cited Mayan prophecy that everything is going to squat in 2012. If you’re interested in learning more about that superstition and the culture behind it, the Penn Museum has got the [...]

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